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This cross stitch pattern for a Fokker D-VII WWI airplane is perfect for those with an interest in historical and World War I era planes. This could also be used as a needlepoint or quilt pattern. It's bright colors and clean lines would be welcome in any media room, office, or kids room! It's one of a set of 9 airplane designs available through Ancora Crafts.

Inspiration:
These airplanes are probably as traditional a design as you ever will see on Ancora Crafts, however, there's a nice story behind them…

My Grandfather had an old baseball style jacket that featured the nine airplanes in this series. After years of continual use, he eventually wore holes in the elbows, and the elastic trims around the sleeves and bottom of the jacket just wore out. Despite the pleas of his wife, he refused to throw it away. My Mom took the jacket and photocopied the airplanes, then gave the copies to me and I converted them to the charted designs you see now. My Mom and I needlepointed the airplanes onto 32 to the inch linen, which was insanely small, but they turned out lovely. We gave this project to him on his 80th birthday in 1998 (along with a new jacket).

To see more about the history of the Fokker D-VII, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fokker_D.VII.

Bonus!
These patterns are being offered individually, or as a group of nine at substantial savings. If you purchase the group of nine, you will also receive the patterns for the Aero Alphabet and Title Block Flags for free! https://www.etsy.com/listing/86337028/cross-stitch-patterns-wwi-era-airplane

Difficulty:
These patterns are probably better suited for moderately experienced needlepointers and cross-stitchers. However, we fully encourage any newbies to give them a shot. Carpe diem!

Size:
150 stitches wide by 95 stitches tall. Finished size will vary depending on the count of the fabric or canvas you choose. In 16 count, the project will be 9.4 inches wide by 5.9 inches tall (23.8 by 15.1 cm tall) before it's finished in a frame.

Format:
This is for the pattern ONLY. This is not a kit nor is it the finished product. The pattern comes in .PDF format with a multi-page full color chart, color legend with DMC numbers and a rough skein count for cross stitch, and instructions for cross stitch. All pages will be formatted to 8 1/2" x 11" paper. You will need Adobe Reader to open the file, which you can get free at http://get.adobe.com/reader/.

Alphabet:
If you purchase the group of nine patterns, the patterns for the alphabet and the title block flags are free! https://www.etsy.com/listing/86337028/cross-stitch-patterns-wwi-era-airplane

The Aero Alphabet is available here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/86308221/cross-stitch-pattern-backstitch-alphabet

Terms:
After purchasing this digital file, you’ll see a link to the Downloads page. Downloads are available once your payment is confirmed. Please refer to this article if you have questions about the download process: https://www.etsy.com/help/article/3949

Because the pattern is delivered electronically, no refunds can be made. This design is not the result from pattern generator software. Patterns are for personal use only and please do not distribute any copies of the pattern. Finished pieces may be given as gifts, but not sold for profit.
Catherine Daniels

Cross Stitch Pattern Fokker D-VII WWI Airplane PDF

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